There is growing tension in Ekiti over the killing of a herder by unknown gunmen in Oke Ako-Irele, Ekiti state.

The state Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose is trying to douse the tension after he confirmed the report of the killing of the herdsman in one of his tweets.

Pleading for understanding and peace, he tweeted: “I want peace in my state and everybody living here is from Ekiti whether you are Fulani, Tiv, Yoruba or anybody.

“Cow matter can’t cause problem between us. Oke Ako-Irele issue should not be allowed to fester. Cooperate with us and whoever kills would be fished out.’’

@GovAyoFayose
I want peace in my state and everybody living here is from Ekiti whether you are Fulani, Tiv, Yoruba or anybody. Cow matter can’t cause problem between us. Oke Ako-Irele issue should not be allowed to fester. Cooperate with us and whoever kills would be fished out.

 

The governor met with both the Fulani herdsmen and the hunters to plead for peace. He urged the herdsmen to maintain peace, adding that there should be no reprisal attack.